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Waggs.co.za is your ultimate online destination for high-quality cat toys, meticulously designed to cater to your feline friends’ playful needs. Offering a wide variety of toys, from stimulating interactive toys and mentally challenging puzzle toys to instinct-pleasing mice and laser toys, Waggs.co.za ensures there’s a toy for every cat out there.

But what exactly are cat toys? Simply put, cat toys are play items that provide both mental and physical stimulation for your cat. They are carefully designed to mimic the movements and textures of your cat’s natural prey, enabling them to engage their innate hunting instincts in a safe and controlled environment.

Cat toys offer a myriad of benefits for both cats and their owners. Firstly, they provide an excellent outlet for cats to expend their energy, keeping them physically fit and promoting healthy weight management. Secondly, they stimulate mental activity, preventing boredom and reducing the chances of behavioral issues such as inappropriate scratching or biting. Finally, cat toys facilitate bonding between cats and their owners, offering precious moments of interaction and shared joy.

At Waggs.co.za, we believe that every cat deserves the best, and we strive to provide products that contribute to their overall well-being. All our toys undergo rigorous quality and safety tests to ensure they not only entertain your feline friends but also safeguard their health. Plus, with our user-friendly online shopping platform and prompt delivery services, buying the perfect cat toy has never been easier.

Explore our vast selection of cat toys at Waggs.co.za today. No matter your cat’s age, breed, or play style, we’ve got something that’ll capture their interest and keep them engaged for hours on end. So why wait? Ignite your cat’s playful spirit. Click on that ‘Buy Now’ button and bring joy and entertainment into your feline friend’s life today!

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  • L’Chic Roll Play Ball

    R199

    The L’Chic Roll Play Ball is a fun and durable pet toy that your furry companion will surely love. Made from high-quality and long-lasting material, this toy provides endless hours of entertainment for energetic pets. Its unique design makes it easy to roll, bounce, or fetch. Buy now at Waggs Pet Shop and give your pet the perfect toy to play with.

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  • Rogz Flying Object Large 250mm Dog Throwing Disc Toy, Red

    R369

    The Rogz Flying Object Large 250mm Dog Throwing Disc Toy in Red is the perfect outdoor toy for your furry friend. It’s made from durable materials, and it’s designed to fly smoothly through the air. It’s easy to throw, and your dog will love chasing after it. With a size of 250mm, it’s perfect for medium to large-sized dogs. Shop now at Waggs Pet Shop and give your pet the gift of a fun-filled playtime with the Rogz Flying Object Large 250mm Dog Throwing Disc Toy!

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  • PetStages Dental Banana Cat Toy

    R139

    The PetStages Dental Banana Cat Toy is designed to keep your cat happy and healthy. Its unique shape and texture helps to clean teeth and massage gums while they play. Made with durable and non-toxic materials, this cat toy is perfect for playtime and promoting good oral hygiene. Order now from Waggs Pet Shop and treat your beloved feline friend!

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  • PetStages Green Magic Mighty Mouse Cat Toy

    R139

    The PetStages Green Magic Mighty Mouse Cat Toy from Waggs Pet Shop is the perfect way to provide your cat with hours of interactive and natural playtime. As an eco-friendly toy, it is made with natural materials and designed to stimulate your cat’s hunting instincts. The toy’s unpredictable movement will keep your cat entertained and engaged. It also features a refillable catnip pouch for added excitement. Get the PetStages Green Magic Mighty Mouse Cat Toy at Waggs Pet Shop today and watch your cat play!

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  • Rogz Flossy Grinz Small 190mm Oral Care Dog Toy, Pink

    R289

    Keep your furry friend’s teeth healthy and clean with the Rogz Flossy Grinz Small 190mm Oral Care Dog Toy, available in Pink from Waggs Pet Shop. This playful and durable dog toy is perfect for small dogs and promotes dental hygiene while engaging your pup in fun playtime. Made with high-quality materials, this toy will become a staple in your dog’s toy collection. Get yours today from the trusted source for pet products in South Africa, Waggs Pet Shop!

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  • SlimCat Blue Interactive Food-Dispensing Cat Toy

    R179

    Looking for a fun and engaging way to keep your furry friend entertained and healthy? Look no further than the SlimCat Blue Interactive Toy. This unique, food-dispensing cat toy is designed to provide your cat with the exercise and stimulation they need to stay active, healthy, and happy! Made with pet-safe materials and easy to clean, this toy is sure to become a favorite of both you and your furry friend. Order now from Waggs Pet Shop to provide your pet with the best interactive toy available on the market.

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  • Funkitty Doorway Dangli Cat Toy

    R179

    The Funkitty Doorway Dangli Cat Toy is a must-have for any cat owner. This interactive toy offers a fun way to keep your cat entertained and engaged for hours on end. Its unique design lets your cat paw and bat at the toy, encouraging exercise and play. Made with high-quality materials, this toy is both durable and safe for your pet. Order now from Waggs Pet Shop, your source for quality pet products in South Africa.

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  • FroliCat Bolt Automatic Laser Light Cat Toy

    R499

    Get your pet engaged with the FroliCat Bolt Automatic Laser Light Cat Toy. This interactive pet toy makes sure your pet has an enjoyable time, while its laser beam helps your cat to exercise exponentially. Shop with us at Waggs Pet Shop, and get only the best quality pet products. As a result, this FroliCat Bolt Automatic Laser Light Cat Toy is GUARANTEED to make your cat’s jaws drop and grab your attention for hours on end.

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  • PetSafe ZIP Automatic Laser Light

    R459

    The PetSafe ZIP Automatic Laser Light from Waggs Pet Shop is the perfect tool to engage and entertain your pet. It offers hands-free play with 2 modes of motion, automatically moving the laser in random and pre-set patterns, keeping your pet active and entertained. The ZIP automatically turns off after 15 minutes to prevent overstimulation, has adjustable timing, and a range of 30 feet, making it perfect for larger rooms. Order it today from Waggs Pet Shop, the home of quality pet products in South Africa.

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  • L’Chic Roll Play Cone

    R229

    The L’Chic Roll Play Cone is a fun puppy toy that your furry friend will love. Made with high-quality materials, this cone is perfect for dogs who love to play and chew on toys. Its unique roll design adds an extra level of excitement and stimulation to playtime. Plus, the toy’s durable construction ensures that it can withstand even the roughest play sessions. Get your hands on the L’Chic Roll Play Cone from Waggs Pet Shop today and treat your pup to endless playtime fun.

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  • L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Mice

    R189

    L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Mice, available at Waggs Pet Shop, is an interactive cat toy that keeps your furry friend engaged and stimulated. With its unpredictable and erratic movements, our L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Mice will keep your cat entertained for hours. Made with high-quality materials, our cat toys are durable and safe for your pet. Order now and give your cat the gift of fun and play with L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Mice from Waggs Pet Shop.

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  • L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Birds

    R189

    The L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Birds is the perfect interactive cat toy for your feline. It is made of high-quality materials that are safe for your pet. Your cat will love playing with the birds as they spin and chirp. This toy not only provides entertainment for your cat but also helps with their mental and physical health. Get your L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Birds from Waggs Pet Shop and give your pet the gift of playtime.

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  • L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Whats Going On Face

    R199

    The L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Whats Going On Face is a must-have toy for every cat parent! Keep your cat stimulated and happy with this fun treat-dispensing toy. Made with high-quality materials, this cat toy is durable and long-lasting, providing endless entertainment for your furry friend. Get your L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Whats Going On Face exclusively at Waggs Pet Shop today.

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  • L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Smile Face

    R199

    The L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Smile Face is the perfect interactive cat toy, available at Waggs Pet Shop. This unique toy keeps your feline entertained for hours and provides physical exercise, mental stimulation, and promotes healthy eating habits. With its durable and pet-friendly design, the L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Smile Face is an excellent addition to any cat’s toy collection. Order now from Waggs Pet Shop and let your cat enjoy endless entertainment.

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  • L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Sunflower

    R199

    Keep your feline friend entertained for hours with our L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Sunflower! The interactive cat toy is designed to keep cats engaged and active. With its unique sunflower shape, cute design, and stimulating features, our toy is irresistible to cats. It’s made with high-quality materials, ensuring long-lasting use. The L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Sunflower is perfect for cats of all ages and sizes, providing endless entertainment and exercise. Order now and give your cat the perfect playtime companion.

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  • L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Mushroom

    R199

    The L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Mushroom from Waggs Pet Shop is the perfect interactive toy for your cat. Featuring a mushroom design with a wobble base, it stimulates your cat’s natural hunting instincts and encourages exercise. Made of durable high-quality material, it is safe for your cat to play with. With its stimulating design and fun gameplay, this toy is a must-have for cat lovers everywhere. Get your L’Chic Ca-Tumbler Mushroom today and keep your feline friend entertained for hours.

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  • L’Chic Moto Mouse Critter Blue-Yellow

    R189

    Get your furry friend racing around with the L’Chic Moto Mouse Critter Blue-Yellow from Waggs Pet Shop. This toy is perfect for keeping your pet entertained and active, with its bright colours and playful design. Made from high-quality materials, this toy is durable and long-lasting, ensuring countless hours of fun for your furry friend. At Waggs Pet Shop, we are committed to providing only the best products for passionate pet lovers, and the L’Chic Moto Mouse Critter Blue-Yellow is no exception.

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  • L’Chic Cat Fishing Pole

    R279

    The L’Chic Cat Fishing Pole is the perfect interactive toy for your feline friend. Made with high-quality materials, it’s designed to stimulate your cat’s natural hunting instincts, keeping them active and entertained. With a soft, plush mouse at the end of the fishing pole, your cat will have an irresistible target to chase. The L’Chic Cat Fishing Pole is also easy to use, ensuring that you can spend quality playtime with your cat. Get the best interactive cat toy today at Waggs Pet Shop and keep your cat happy and healthy!

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  • L’Chic Laser Cat

    R479

    Introducing the L’Chic Laser Cat from Waggs Pet Shop, the perfect toy to keep your cat entertained and active! Our product offers an interactive and fun playtime for your furry friend, featuring a laser light that your cat will love playing with. This cat toy is safe, pet-friendly and designed for your cat’s stimulation and entertainment. Get L’Chic Laser Cat today and see your cat’s playful side come alive!

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  • PetStages Unicorn Cuddle Pal Cat Toy

    R209

    Your cat will be enchanted by the PetStages Unicorn Cuddle Pal Cat Toy! Made from high-quality, pet-friendly materials, this adorable plush toy is perfect for snuggles and playtime. The crinkly unicorn horn and catnip-filled body will keep your feline friend entertained for hours on end. Give your cat a magical toy they’ll love with the PetStages Unicorn Cuddle Pal Cat Toy from Waggs Pet Shop.

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How to Choose the Perfect Cat Toys for your Feline Friend

Introduction to Cat Toys

Who said toys are only for kids? Cats, too, love to play! Toys not only keep them entertained but also provide the necessary exercise for their mental and physical health. In this guide, we will explore how to choose the perfect toys for your feline friend.

Understanding Cat Behavior

Why Cats Need Toys

Cats, whether indoor or outdoor, are incredibly active and curious creatures. They need constant mental and physical stimulation to maintain their wellbeing. Toys play a vital role in providing this stimulation.

Cats love to explore and discover, and toys offer a fantastic opportunity for this exploration. They allow cats to engage their natural instincts in a safe and controlled environment, reducing the likelihood of destructive behavior.

Beyond the physical aspect, toys also provide the mental stimulation that cats need to stay happy and healthy. They challenge cats' curiosity, problem-solving skills, and ability to adapt to new situations. This mental engagement helps keep your feline friend's brain sharp and alert.

The Hunting Instinct

Cats are natural-born hunters. This instinct is a part of their genetic makeup, stemming from their wild ancestors. They are hardwired to stalk, chase, and pounce – behaviors that you'll likely see during their playtime.

A mouse toy or a feathered teaser can stimulate their hunting instinct. These types of toys mimic the movements and textures of prey, offering a satisfying (and safe) hunting experience. These games provide a healthy outlet for your cat's inherent desires and keep them physically active.

For instance, when playing with a feathered teaser, your cat can practice stalking and pouncing, just like they would in the wild. This activity can offer endless entertainment for your cat, keep them fit, and satisfy their hunting instinct.

How Cats Play

Understanding how cats play can significantly impact the toys you choose for them. Cats play differently based on their individual preferences and what they consider as 'prey'.

For example, some cats prefer toys that mimic birds. They enjoy the thrill of 'hunting' a creature that flits around quickly, much like a bird does. Feathered teasers or toys that dangle from strings can satisfy this preference, as they simulate the movements of birds.

On the other hand, some cats might prefer ground prey like mice or small critters. They enjoy the chase, the pounce, and the 'kill' of their pretend prey. In this case, toy mice, balls, or other ground-moving toys can provide hours of fun.

However, the key to keeping your cat's interest in toys is variety. Cats are notoriously picky and can quickly lose interest in their toys. By providing a mix of different toys that cater to various preferences, you ensure your cat has a stimulating and engaging playtime.

Remember, playtime isn't just fun for your cat; it's an essential part of their health and happiness. By understanding their play behavior and preferences, you can choose toys that will enrich their lives and strengthen your bond with them.

Different Types of Cat Toys

Interactive Toys

Interactive toys are designed to engage your cat in a fun and stimulating activity. They generally require your cat to perform a certain action to trigger a response or get a reward. For instance, a treat-dispensing toy may release a small amount of food each time your cat nudges it in a particular way. Similarly, a wand toy requires your cat to chase and capture the 'prey' at the end of the string.

The main benefits of interactive toys include:
  • Physical exercise: Cats need regular physical activity to maintain a healthy weight and overall wellbeing. Interactive toys encourage movement, agility, and coordination.
  • Mental stimulation: Interactive toys challenge your cat's problem-solving skills, as they try to figure out how to get the toy to react.
  • Boredom prevention: With their varied responses, interactive toys can keep your cat engaged for extended periods, reducing boredom and associated behavioral issues.

Puzzle Toys

Puzzle toys take mental stimulation a step further. These toys often involve hidden treats that your cat has to work to uncover. They might need to slide pieces around, push levers, or perform other complex actions.

Puzzle toys help cats exercise their natural curiosity and problem-solving skills. These toys can be particularly beneficial for indoor cats who may not have as many natural challenges in their environment.

Plus, because they often involve food or treats, puzzle toys can also slow down fast eaters and provide entertainment for cats who are highly food motivated.

Mice and Laser Toys

Mice toys and laser toys cater to your cat's natural hunting instincts.

Mice toys are generally small, lightweight, and easy for your cat to bat around. Many of these toys also include features like realistic fur textures or squeaking noises to more closely mimic real mice. Cats can chase, pounce on, and carry these toys, providing a satisfying simulated hunting experience.

Laser toys, on the other hand, provide high-speed chases that many cats love. The fast-moving laser dot mimics the erratic movements of a small critter, triggering your cat's desire to hunt. However, it's essential to never shine the laser directly into a cat's eyes, and always finish play sessions with a physical toy your cat can catch, to give them a sense of accomplishment.

It's also worth noting that while these toys can provide hours of fun, they should be part of a balanced 'toy diet' that also includes interactive playtime with you. After all, nothing can substitute the bonding and engagement provided by playtime between you and your feline friend.

How to Introduce New Toys to Your Cat

Introducing new toys to your cat is an important process that should be handled with care. Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can do this effectively.

  • Present the New Toy: The first step is to present the new toy to your cat. However, don't immediately start playing with it. Instead, just leave it out in a space where your cat usually spends their time. Cats are naturally curious, so they're likely to investigate this new object in their environment.
  • Allow Exploration: Let your cat sniff and explore the toy at their own pace. This exploratory phase allows your cat to get used to the toy's scent, shape, and texture. It also helps reduce any fear or anxiety your cat may have towards the new object.
  • Engage in Play: Once your cat seems comfortable with the new toy's presence, try to engage them in play. This might involve moving the toy around in a way that mimics prey, like twitching a feather toy or rolling a ball. Make sure to let your cat 'win' by catching the toy regularly, as this helps build confidence and enjoyment.
  • Monitor Their Reaction: Pay close attention to your cat's reaction during this play session. If they seem scared or anxious, it might be best to try a different type of toy or introduce the toy more slowly. If they're enjoying themselves, continue with the play session.
  • Give Breaks: After your cat has been playing for a while, give them a break. Overstimulation can lead to aggression in some cats. Additionally, breaks help maintain interest in the toy over time.
  • Leave the Toy Out: If your cat seems to enjoy the new toy, leave it out when playtime is over. This allows your cat to continue exploring the toy on their own terms. However, if the toy has small parts or is potentially unsafe without supervision, store it away safely when it's not in use.

Remember that every cat is unique, so what works for one might not work for another. You know your cat best, so always consider their likes and dislikes when introducing a new toy. And always supervise the first few play sessions with a new toy to ensure it's safe and appropriate for your cat.

Keeping Your Cat Interested in Their Toys

Just like humans, cats can get bored if they do the same thing over and over again. This also applies to their toys. If your cat plays with the same toys every day, they may eventually lose interest. To prevent this, here are some tips to keep your cat interested in their toys:

  • Rotate Toys: Instead of giving your cat access to all their toys at once, try rotating them on a weekly basis. This means that each week, you offer a different set of toys for your cat to play with. Rotating toys can help keep your cat's interest as they'll perceive each rotation as a new set of toys to explore and play with. It keeps their environment stimulating and exciting.
  • Introduce New Toys: Every once in a while, introduce a new toy into your cat's rotation. This can bring novelty and excitement to their playtime. However, remember to introduce new toys gradually, as outlined in the previous section.
  • Interactive Play: Try to spend some time each day playing with your cat and their toys. Interactive play can be more stimulating and fun for your cat than playing alone. Use toys like wand toys, laser pointers, or toys that require joint interaction. This not only helps keep your cat interested in their toys but also strengthens your bond with them.
  • Use Treat-Dispensing Toys: Cats love treats. Using treat-dispensing toys or puzzle toys that reward your cat with a treat can keep them interested in the toy. This also stimulates their problem-solving skills as they figure out how to get the treat.
  • Simulate Prey Behavior: Cats are natural hunters, so they love toys that mimic the behavior of their prey. Make their toys "run away" from them or "hide," and let them "catch" their prey. This satisfies their hunting instincts and keeps them engaged.
  • Keep Toys Clean: Just like humans, cats prefer clean toys. Dirty toys may not only turn your cat off, but they can also harbor bacteria that might cause infections. Regularly cleaning your cat's toys can help keep your cat healthy and interested in their toys.

Remember, every cat is different. What works for one cat might not work for another. It's essential to observe your cat's behavior and adjust your strategies based on their preferences.

Conclusion

Choosing the perfect cat toy might seem overwhelming, but understanding your cat's behaviors and preferences can make it easier. The right toys will keep your cat entertained, active, and healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I replace my cat's toys?

Cats' toys should be replaced when they start to show signs of significant wear and tear, or when your cat loses interest in them. This varies depending on the type of toy and how much your cat plays with it. If a toy becomes torn, it can pose a choking hazard or other risk to your cat, so it's important to replace it promptly. Also, introducing new toys periodically can keep your cat's interest and provide mental stimulation.

Are laser toys safe for cats?

Yes, laser toys can be safe and entertaining toys for cats, but it's crucial never to point the laser directly into a cat's eyes as it can cause damage. Also, it's essential to allow your cat to 'catch' something physical during laser play. This is because the inability to physically catch anything after a long chase can lead to frustration in some cats.

Can my cat play with toys when I'm not home?

While it might seem like more toys would be better, having too many toys out at once can overwhelm some cats and cause them to lose interest. It's often better to have a rotation of toys that you switch out every week or so. This gives the cat a sense of novelty and keeps their interest in playtime.

Can a cat have too many toys?

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What are the best toys for kittens?

Interactive toys and toys that encourage chasing and hunting behaviors are particularly good for kittens. Kittens have a lot of energy and are in a prime socialization period, so toys that stimulate them and provide interaction are ideal. Puzzle toys can also be good for mental stimulation. Remember, though, safety is paramount. Always ensure toys are suitable for your kitten's size and don't contain small parts they could swallow.